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Hawaii: Economy

Agricultural seeds, forestry, and macadamia nuts are Hawaii major agricultural sectors. Tropical fruits, flowers, greenhouse vegetables, and coffee are also important. Sugar cane and pineapple growing, once major industries, are no longer significant, though some pineapples are still grown for the fresh market. Other products include cattle and dairy products. Commercial fishing, especially tuna, is also significant. Tourism is, however, the leading source of income, and defense installations, including Pearl Harbor , follow.

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